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ICBC Claims

It is understandable that most people who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents are very upset and emotional soon after the accident.  Victims often find themselves confused and overwhelmed by the circumstances and challenges in having to deal with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC).  ICBC must be notified of every auto accident injury in B.C. and those that happen outside B.C. if they involve an ICBC insured vehicle or driver.

ICBC claims can quickly become complex and technical.  The professional adjusters working for such a large insurance company have a thorough understanding of these complexities while most injured parties do not.  Good legal counsel is critical to leveling the playing field.

What You Should Do
Talk to a lawyer before you speak with ICBC.  It is particularly important to contact your lawyer if injuries have been sustained that are chronic and/or disabling, if there is a possibility of loss of future earning capacity, or if the injury reduces your quality of life due to pain or physical restriction.

Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses, and make observations and obtain photographs of the accident site – either through us or your own means, as soon as possible.  If you are injured, you are entitled to certain benefits, regardless of whether you were at fault for the accident to any degree.  These include various medical and loss-of-wages benefits.  Contact a lawyer to ensure that your medical expenses and lost wages are being properly reimbursed, and that you are receiving the treatment and support you need.

As part of feeling anxious to put a bad experience behind you, you may be tempted to settle your claim quite quickly after the accident.  However, the full impact of soft tissue injuries and other injuries may not be apparent until long after that settlement and there is normally no way for this to be addressed if you settle too quickly.  Therefore, it is vital to not rush into anything with ICBC, and make sure you have an in-depth discussion with a lawyer about all the issues involved before you make any decisions.  It is important to make an informed, intelligent decision, and you can only do that with appropriate legal advice early in the process.
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Why Choose Double Diamond Law

Experience – We have experience handling claims involving a wide variety of injuries and, with a Masters in Biomechanics, Greg Diamond has an in depth understanding of the physiology of injuries.  If you are injured in an accident, we will ensure that your rights are protected and you receive all the benefits you deserve.  Our focus is on helping you recover from your injuries and be compensated fully for pain and suffering, costs related to your car, medical care, psychological suffering, lost income and other losses and expenses.   

Services Tailored to You - We take the time to understand all the details of your case and treat you with utmost dignity, respect and empathy during the difficult time after an accident.  We welcome all of your questions.  We will give you valuable, tailored advice to help you preserve evidence, obtain appropriate care, protect your rights and facilitate your recovery.

Fees Only If You Collect - We offer free initial consultations on all personal injury claims. We also offer contingency fee agreements for most cases so that no fee is charged for our services until after your case is resolved and only if you collect an award for damages and compensation.